I first saw this pattern knit up as a sample at Knit Nook in Louisville Kentucky while on our fall trip last year. I broke down and bought the yarn for it at the Blue Heron Knittery in Decorah, Iowa.
I used Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool for this, and I'm glad I swatched for it. It bloomed quite a bit, and I knit it with 0" ease. The lower ribbing still grew in blocking, unfortunately. I love the color, texture, and fit of this sweater. The pattern described the sweater as "cropped", so I added 3" of stockinette after the ribbing, before beginning waist shaping. I am relieved that I did because it's just the perfect length. The sleeve caps are shaped using short rows, which produced a seamless, great-fitting sleeve. The pattern writing was clear, direct, and intuitive, and you can find it here at Twist Collective if you're interested.
The "bib" pattern, Unst lace, is a great detail. I used 12 small buttons from Bonnie's Spinning Wheel to complete the sweater. Sweater #2 of 11 Sweaters in 2011 is a total win!
One thing I'm realizing through knitting these sweaters is that I have what might be called "weak" shoulders - which makes neckline seem especially wide on me. I'm wondering how I could modify sweaters to prevent this. Ideas?